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Dr. Simon Kimm
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Cystoscopy (Overview)

Cystoscopy is a procedure where a small instrument called a cystoscope is inserted into the urethra and advanced into the bladder in order to visualize the inside of the bladder.


Dr. Howard Adler
Board Certified, Urology
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What are the risk factor for cystoscopy?

What are the risk factor for cystoscopy?

Low: Cystoscopy has low risks - pain/discomfort, infection, and bleeding. The risk of bladder perforation should be almost zero unless a biopsy or tumor resection needs to be performed. These procedures should only be performed by a trained urologist. ...Read more

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Cystoscopy (Overview)

Cystoscopy is a procedure where a small instrument called a cystoscope is inserted into the urethra and advanced into the bladder in order to visualize the inside of the bladder.


Dr. Eric Kusher
Board Certified, Holistic Medicine
32 years in practice
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How painful is cystoscopy procedure?

How painful is cystoscopy procedure?

Not terribly: It's usually done in office without anesthesia. A bit uncomfortable, but nothing to be overly worried about. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Seres
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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I'm scared for female cystoscopy- painful?

Medical education: Educate your self about your condition and your treatment options to include cystoscopy. Find out the risks involved with having the surgery vice not having the surgery. Write down your questions before you see your physician. Let the medical team know about your concerns. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Michaels
Board Certified, Urology
47 years in practice
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Should i go under anesthaesia for first cystoscopy?

Usually not: Cystoscopy is well tolerated with local anesthetic jelly placed in the urethra. If a bladder biopsy or other procedure is planned,or hydrostatic distension then anesthesia or IV sedation is almost always necessary. ...Read more

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Dr. Carrie Cannon
Board Certified, Family Medicine
27 years in practice
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Having a cystoscopy done tomorrow. Will the Dr performing the procedure be able to tell me if she sees anything or do I have to wait on a report?

Having a cystoscopy done tomorrow. Will the Dr performing the procedure be able to tell me if she sees anything or do I have to wait on a report?

Both: Probably will talk to you about preliminary findings, since the doctor is performing the test. If there is a biopsy done or pictures taken, the results will be in a report later. ...Read more

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Dr. James Krick
Board Certified, Urology
30 years in practice
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What's the difference between a rigid and flexible cystoscopy and which is used more?

Comfort : flexible cystoscopy is used in the office primarily. It is most useful for diagnostic examination of the bladder. Rigid cystoscopy is most often used in the operating room under a esthesia for definitive treatment of bladder conditions. ...Read more

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Dr. Ernesto Rodriguez
Board Certified, Anesthesiology
27 years in practice
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Extremely scared of cystoscopy! what do I need to expect for this?

Do not fear: Cystoscopy is just a way of your urologist to visualize the inside of your bladder. It is a relatively easy procedure to perform. Most urologists do procedure with some sort of anesthesia be it topical, general, or with sedation. ...Read more

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Dr. Harold Tsai
Board Certified, Urology
24 years in practice
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Can you tell me about a rigid cystoscopy?

Rigid cysto: A rigid cystoscopy is a procedure that involves a scope which is placed into the urethra and into the bladder. Water is used to distend the bladder so the inner lining can be inspected. Flexible cystoscopy is easier to tolerate in the office and rigid cystoscopy is more uncomfortable especially for men and is better under anesthesia. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Weston
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Dr. Ramsay Kuo
Board Certified, Urology
20 years in practice
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Does having a cystoscopy hurt?

Some discomfort: Cystoscopy involves placing a telescope into the bladder to make sure there aren't any abnormalities involving the inner surface or within the bladder. The procedure is usually done in the office and utilizes a flexible scope which is much less uncomfortable than metal rigid scopes used in the past. You may have some pressure and discomfort with insertion of the scope but lidocaine jelly is used ...Read more

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